What They Said...
I didn't have a website at all. I thought I could do it myself with a Squarespace template, but I just didn't have the time and over a year went by and still no website. Unfortunately with my busy life of running the business and organizing a busy family of 6, things can slide to the side. The website had been neglected, and I needed your friendly yet firm guidance to get it done. After discussing the project via video chat, you sent along a detailed proposal with timelines and scope. It was obvious you were organized, detail oriented, and skilled in both project management and the creative side of website and logo design, so I was sold. I loved your timelines and making me stick to them.
I love the bright, colorful website that isn't saturated with words and, yet does give page visitors an idea of who we are and what we do. You did a great job in both the logo and the website capturing both the spirit of the Power Within community and the nitty gritty of what we can offer potential clients.
— Diane Wilson, Power Within
I feel as though I am smart and somewhat tech-savvy, so I thought I could set-up a squarespace page on my own, but it was really time consuming and a difficult learning curve. Time kept marching on and my pitiful first attempt at a landing page kept sitting there... it was so liberating to hire an expert, and I feel like I will be able to handle the upkeep on my own with the instructional videos provided. It honestly provided the kickstart I needed to have a professional take care of the initial website set-up and design.
I think with any designer/creative project, you are just nervous about whether they will understand your vision and whether the final product will be what you are hoping for. Design can be really subjective, so it is hard to know. You are taking a leap without knowing how it will all turn out. The perfect website for one person might not be the perfect website for someone else.
Well for one, I sent out a few emails out to web designers when I decided I wanted to move forward with hiring someone. Your communication is always quick and efficient, and the systems you have in place to auto-reply/set-up a call are really straightforward and easy to use. You got back to me right away and I was able to set up a call within a few days. I think I had some people still getting back to me even a week later (and I had already made my decision at that point). I think it was important to me to feel like I was taking steps forward when I had that initial gusto to get moving. Even though we didn't start the project until a bit later, having the call right away made me feel like the project was important to you and I could start to wrap my mind around a timeline. But *the thing* that made me decide to hire you was our initial consultation chat. I just feel like you got me and what I was trying to do, and that you asked the right questions that pushed me to make critical decisions (like having the e-commerce portion). The conversation made me reflect and refine my business offering and what I was trying to accomplish with the site.
I did really like and appreciate how you took the few elements that I had already created (like the logo/font and the bright pink) and incorporated them seamlessly in the branding/website you created. I have always loved mustard yellow, the colors were perfect but I wouldn't have been able to put them together myself, and that is a really awesome feeling, like you got it right when I didn't even know that was what I wanted. And I love the clean feel of the site. And the mix of color with white space, black and clean bright images. I just love it. (And other people do too-- I have received a ton of compliments already)
Well obviously your design talent and skill, but as far as the process, definitely communication. You were always on time or ahead of deadlines (something I am personally terrible at) and you always included all of the information I was looking for. Even if (when) my questions veered into the OCD, you always took the time to answer each one, make changes and explain everything. I often got emails back before I expected to and they were always complete. It always felt collaborative and you were always open to the little tweaks I asked for, just based on my preferences. Oh, and you have the patience of a saint for working with me on the main picture, which was such a struggle for me. But I love where we landed with it :)
— Stephanie S., Sukeban Creative
I created my own logo and website, but it just didn't feel professional and creative enough for me. I'm a marketer and can hack together creative things when I need to, but for something as important as my visual identity, I really struggled with how to bring my vision to life. It was "good enough" but I was slightly embarrassed it wasn't as polished and professional as I wanted it to be, and it didn't have the same wow factor as other entrepreneurs in my space.
During our strategy session, I could tell you were exactly the partner I needed. You have the right mix of creativity, strategy, coaching, and pixie dust that you totally got exactly what I needed and I could tell you would be able to help pull out of me what I really needed.
Now, I am sooooo proud! I love showing my brand and website off as much as possible :) It makes me so happy to feel like I finally have a real business, and having branding and website that truly reflect me and what I do has really changed everything for me.
– Stacy Weinstein, Hello Healing
Chantelle’s work has lifted the professional polish on my brand image and allowed me to expand my business so that I can make life easier for my clients and students. Now my audience can reach me easily, know where I am, purchase services easily online. I have been freed of managing details and I can focus my efforts on what I do best… this is only possible because I have Chantelle running the engine and details.
— Sue Bonanno, Soulspace Meditation
Working with Chantelle was a breeze! I get feedback every day about how beautiful my cards are, and I wouldn't have been able to make them so pretty without her! The colors, fonts and layout is everything I asked for and I'm proud to have these babies finally out there in the world :) The response has been fabulous!
– Rachel Kaczynski, creator of Spark Your Bliss Cards
I love it! I'm so proud of the website and I feel like it reflects an excellent first impression that we're putting into the world, plus it's useable for new and existing students.
Chantelle is a true professional - she combines a design sensibility and a focus on usability to create beautiful, functional websites. The best part is because Squarespace is a user-friendly tool, I can work from Chantelle's foundation to update pages or products on my own.
— Kellie P, Founder & Owner - The Works Seattle
Working with you has helped take my practice to the next level in terms of reaching more people and letting people know about me and the services I offer. Having such a great website is a huge part in establishing myself as a trusted psychologist and expert in my field. I wanted a website that would appeal to teenagers and their parents, college students, adults, and other healthcare providers, and now I have a website that I'm proud to share with everyone.
— Jaclyn Wolfman, Psychologist
I couldn't believe how even the first draft of the new page looked almost exactly what I had in my head. I felt like you did an amazing job listening and taking in the info during our initial consultation, so I had almost no feedback. The process was so seamless and clear and I consider it incredible value for the price.
— Alicia B, Yoga Teacher Trainer
Having someone who is a professional AND who I vibed with take the time to understand my personality and what I wanted reflected in my brand. I also appreciated your ability to turn my thoughts and ideas for a logo and website into reality when I am not a tech or design person! I was also very grateful and impressed with the over-and-beyond service that you always offered (setting up my mailchimp and other websites with the new email address, offering to contact google/outlook for my email glitch etc.)
Loved the fact that my brand is now on point and accurately reflects the type of services I offer and to who these services are for. I feel a lot more confident moving forward with my visibility and marketing strategy knowing that my online brand is now congruent.
— Kalila Bodden, MD, Freedom Lifestyle Coach
Chantelle, this is awesome! Thank you so much for your help! It looks great! I'm thrilled with all the changes you've made and love your additions. Thank you! And thank you for your willingness to meet my timeline!
— Julia Landis, Life Strategist & Dream Facilitator
Working with Chantelle was a breeze. She made necessary (and critical!) adjustments to my concept and the turn-around time was quick. She is professional, creative and very intuitive!
– Whitney Lang
I contacted Chantelle because I didn't want to spend a ton of time, effort and money myself in order to make my oh-so-basic site, amazing. She asked the right questions in order to help me figure out the vision I didn't even know I had, and hit the nail on the head with the final product. She was patient and so accommodating with my minuscule detailed updates and never felt like I was bothering her.
– Meaghan Taylor, MTaylor Events
When I was putting together my website I was worried it would look thrown together and sloppy. Meeting with Chantelle and talking about what I envisioned was so comfortable and she really listened to my ideas. She took the stress out of the process and made it seamless and enjoyable. Chantelle is very easy to talk to, and took my jumbled thoughts and visions and crafted the most beautiful, streamlined, and cohesive site. It's more beautiful than I could have imagined, and I have gotten so many compliments on it!
– M. Weis
I LOVE THESE!!! It's so amazing that my idea came to fruition even better than I could have imagined!!! Just so BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented !!! Thank you!!
– Joanne Woods Young
I love my site! It's so much more professional-looking and inspires me to become the person I want to be. Already my business is growing in ways I couldn't have imagined when I started working with Chantelle. More people are reaching out to me than ever before. In just a few weeks of my launch, I have over a hundred new followers.
If you're ready to grow your business by refreshing the look of your website and creating something that puts you into the bigger leagues, I highly recommend Chantelle. She's knowledgeable and supportive, encouraging and patient, while still holding you accountable.
– Donna Morin, Better Off Well
Before working with Chantelle, I did not feel comfortable sending anyone to the site I was trying to develop on my own. She understood my business model and what I wanted to communicate, and her expertise on non-website related topics was appreciated. The site is clean and simple, but has character, and it's easy to navigate.
– Julia Grimaldi, Coach Julia G
My site feels much more 'me', so I'm welcoming in more clients. Now my site is authentic, aligned and joyful.
– Liza Witonis, Personal Wealth Coach
She is an answered prayer! She is direct, precise, efficient, open, and a true joy to work with. Working with Chantelle freed me up to focus on what's more important for me and my business, allowing me to work on the creative content, my clients, AND not get frustrated or caught up with web, designing, and all of the computer stuff that slows me down!
I'm so grateful to have Chantelle in my life and business because she not only produces beautiful projects, but truly cares, and has an intuitive awareness and understanding of the process as well as the incredible end product. It's an amazing connection that is felt from the start!
– Tina Marie
Chantelle makes the process effortless! She is a pleasure to work with, and really has a way with understanding what it is you want, even if you hadn't thought of it yet!
— Karen Carter, Empowerment Coach
“I'm thrilled... what a sigh of relief, finally something I can be proud of! I can't thank you enough!! I'm absolutely in love with how my site looks and am so impressed with what you were able to do especially in Wix which I know is limiting.
I found most valuable, your ability to be collaborative while still offering your professional opinion when necessary to help guide my choices. Your ability to provide various options made it easy for me to visually identify my preferences and I appreciated your flexibility and patience in the editing process.
Chantelle, you have an incredible eye and your remarkable ability to bring my vision to life in a way I could only have imagined has not only elevated my business but also my confidence. Thank you!!”
— Liz O’Malley, Makeup Artist